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June 17th, 2011

Anastasia "Ann" Gates, 84

June 17, 2011

Graveside funeral services for Anastasia "Ann" Gates will be June 19, 2011, at 4:30 p.m. at the Gates Cemetery.
Mrs. Gates was born July 2, 1926, at Anselmo, to Charles and Anna Mohatt. She graduated from Broken Bow High School in 1944.
She was united in marriage to Dillard Gates Jan. 27, 1946.
Ann is survived by her husband, Dillard; two sons, Howe (LeeAnn), Charles and grandchildren Laura, Gregory, and Allison Gates all of Vancouver, Wash.; three sisters, Mary Schmitz, Charlene Bendig, and Joan Hammond.

Pamela K. Brown, 58

June 17, 2011

Pamela K. Brown was born Sept. 12, 1952, and passed away June 10, 2011.
Pam was active in the Omaha community since moving there in 1976.
About the time the early childhood legislation passed, Pam was selected as the regional public policy liaison for the Association of Junior Leagues. Pam was elected president of the Junior League of Omaha and was also named one of the Ten Outstanding Young Omahans.

Delores Huhman, 80

June 17, 2011

Delores Yvonne Huhman, age 80 of Ansley, died June 8, 2011, at the Jennie Melham Medical Center in Broken Bow. Memorial services were June 11, at Govier Brothers Chapel with Father Jim Hunt officiating. Inurnment was at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Operation Christmas Child.

June 13th

Robert Duryea, 83

June 13, 2011

Robert E. Duryea, age 83 of Broken Bow, died Sunday, June 5, 2011, at the Custer Care Center 1 in Broken Bow.
Funeral services will be Monday June 20, 2011, at 10 a.m. in the United Methodist Church in Broken Bow with the Rev. Todd Karges officiating. Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery at York.
Visitation will be Sunday, June 19, from 1 to 6 p.m. at Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow.
More details will appear later.

Published in the June 9 Custer County Chief.

George Govier, 86

June 13, 2011

George T. Govier, age 86, of Broken Bow, died Saturday June 4, 2011, at the Good Samaritan Center in Callaway.
Funeral services were June 8, at Govier Brothers Chapel in Broken Bow with the Rev. Duane Osnes officiating. Burial will be in the Broken Bow Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Weissert Church of God.

Dorothy Smets, 74

June 13, 2011

Dorothy June (Kellogg) Smets, age 74 of Broken Bow, died June 5, 2011, at Jennie Melham Hospital in Broken Bow.
Dorothy was born July 10, 1936, to Claude and Clara (Kellogg) at Gates. She attended Gates Public Schools and then attended Broken Bow High School graduating in 1955. August 21, 1954, she was married to Herb Smets. To this union a daughter, Sue, was born.

Theresa Elliott, 94

June 13, 2011

Theresa (Tracy) Elliott, 94 of Thedford, died Tuesday, May 31, 2011, at her home. Funeral services were Saturday, June 4, at United Congregational Church in Thedford. Interment was at Hillcrest Cemetery at Thedford with Arnold Mullen Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to Hillcrest Cemetery.
Theresa Barbara Abraham was born at home Dec. 3, 1916, to Albert and Sophia (Kolar) Abraham near Ravenna. She was called Tracy from the time she entered school at the age of 4.

Evelyn Weatherly, 83

June 13, 2011

Evelyn Mae Weatherly, 83, of Grand Island, died Wednesday, June 1, 2011, at Tiffany Square in Grand Island. A Memorial Service will be June 18, at 2 p.m. in All Faiths Funeral Home Chapel in Grand Island, with inurnment in Rose Hill Cemetery in Callaway at a later date. Dan Naranjo will officiate. All Faiths Funeral Home is serving the family.
Evelyn was born in Broken Bow, Feb. 8, 1928, the daughter of John and Lila (Spencer) Piper. She received her education at Broken Bow High School.

Leola Gibson Rourke, 91

June 13, 2011

Leola Edith (Pete) Gibson Rourke, 91, died Monday, May 30, 2011, at Friendsview Retirement Community in Newberg, Ore., of natural causes after a long struggle with Alzheimers disease.
Leola was born Dec. 24, 1919, in her grandparents sod house at Eudell, in Custer County, and raised in Broken Bow. She married Joseph William (Joe) Rourke Jan. 19, 1938, in Boise, Idaho. He preceeded her in death April 19, 2006.

June 6th

William F. Baller, 69

June 6, 2011

William Frank Baller, age 69, of Broken Bow, died Tuesday May 24, 2011, at the Jennie Melham Hospital in Broken Bow. Memorial services will be at a later date.

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